Video Duration 48 minutes 35 seconds
From: Witness

Facing Franco’s Crimes: The Silence of Others

The epic struggle of the victims of Spain’s 40-year dictatorship under General Franco, as they seek justice to this day.

Survivors of Francisco Franco’s Spanish dictatorship work across two continents to organise a groundbreaking international lawsuit and fight a “pact of forgetting” about the crimes they suffered.

In Spain, survivors and human rights lawyers build a case that the Spanish courts refuse to hear.

In Argentina, a judge takes on the court case using the principle of universal jurisdiction that allows foreign courts to investigate crimes against humanity.

This multiple award-winning documentary, filmed over six years, is a cautionary tale about fascism and the dangers of forgetting the past.